6-ingredient breakfast bars with hearty oats, plant-based protein and fresh figs! Gluten-free, oil-free, and naturally sweetened with dates and maple syrup.
Ever since I moved into my townhome as a renter, things have been, well, falling apart.
The first offender was the dishwasher, that, to be honest, never really cleaned dishes very well from the beginning.
Then there was the great dryer debacle of 2020 where, for the span of three months, I hung all of my clothing to dry on a flimsy hang dry rack.
Crunchy towels and jeans are not fun, friends.
The doorbell stopped working after about a month so I’ve grown accustomed to listen intently for persistent knocks.
I’ve also cohabited with a mouse, a swarm of ants, and a lot of web-making spiders.
I joked to my parents on the phone a few weeks back that the only thing that hasn’t gone wrong yet was the AC.
I spoke too soon.
This past Saturday morning I woke up to a stuffy hot home with temperatures on a steady upward incline.
My Nest thermostat didn’t respond to all of my prodding and pushing on the dial so I diagnosed the AC– *gasp*– BROKEN.
Luckily, we’ve had several days in the low 80’s and mid-70’s here in Virginia, making it possible for me to have the windows down and the ceiling fans on.
So the past few days I’ve been limiting my oven use to stay cool.
Luckily, I made Fig Newton Breakfast Bars when the AC was still kicking.
These 6-ingredient breakfast bars are dense, chewy, and naturally sweet with fresh figs and dried fruit!